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Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) Basic Needs and Nutrition Basket (BNNB) Press Statement Friday, 13th January, 2023

Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) Basic Needs and Nutrition Basket (BNNB) Press Statement Friday, 13th January, 2023 LOAD SHEDDING TO ADVERSELY IMPACT THE MOST VULNERABLE AMIDST THE HIGH COST OF LIVING The cost of living for a family of five as measured by the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) Basic Needs and Nutrition Basket (BNNB) for the month of December 2022 in Lusaka stood at K8,982.82. This reflects a K 415.62 increase from the K8567.2 recorded in November, 2022. The upward movement in the basket is attributed to increased prices in food items such as 4kg onion which...

Leadership Movement and Dr. Richard Silumbe ready to work with Zambian media

    By Henry  Chunza  Leadership Movement (LM) President Dr. Richard Silumbe says his party and its leadership will always consider the media as its biggest partner and not using them as tools as other political parties think of them. Dr. Silumbe said that they as a party, want to grow with the media in Zambia, work with them until the end of time because the successes that the country will depends on how informed the public are. Dr. Silumbe said that media houses in the country should be part and parcel what is happening in the world by ensuring...

MISA Zambia dismayed with ‘Act of Censorship’ at Kokoliko FM. Lusaka Zambia, Press Statement Sunday 2nd January 2023

MISA Zambia dismayed with ‘Act of Censorship’ at Kokoliko FM. Lusaka Zambia, Press Statement Sunday 2nd January 2023 Issued by Rev. Dr Father Barnabas Simatendi, OMI, PhD Chairperson – MISA Zambia . MISA Zambia has received with serious concern acts of censorship at Kokoliko FM which was forced to end a radio programme in its tracks by suspected United Party for National Development (UPND) supporters.We received a report on 31st December 2022 indicating that Suspected UPND cadres disrupted a live paid for radio programme at Kokoliko radio featuring Economic and Equity Party (EEP) President Mr. Chilufya Tayali who was discussing...

PS Chama Fumba pledges Government support to ‘Young Talent’

  MINISTRY of Youth, Sports and Arts Permanent Secretary-in-charge of Arts Chama FUMBA says Government supports artistic talent among young people as there is potential to create wealth through skills development, reports *Francis Lungu* As much as Government is rendering support for the development of arts among young people, Mr. Fumba has urged youths involved in music and other artistic endeavours to work hard and remain focused. He was speaking in Lusaka on Friday, December 30, 2022 when he officiated at the end-of-year talent show organised by the Russian Center of Science and Culture, Russian House. “Government supports talent among...

Delayed Passports, NRCs issuance undermining Zambia’s Economic Diplomacy, protests CLRI’s Mundia Paul Hakoola

  By DERRICK SINJELA Continental Leadership Research Institute (CLRI) Executive Director Mundia Paul Hakoola is pleading with government to move from a manual system of issuing Passports and National Registration Cards-NRCs to a digital system as the traditional process is frustrating citizens seeking a maiden or those renewing travel document.. Mr. Hakoola’s concern and advisory emanate from a CLRI’s review of accessibility of the aforementioned documents, with findings indicating that the basic 21 days time-frame issuance for Passport goes beyond four months. Hakoola says the occurrence has prevented active participation of citizens in regional trade between countries as well as...

“A smile will motivate,  mothers to return after a worthwhile delivery experience,” MoH PS TS Professor Lackson Kasonka prods Zambian midwives

“A smile will motivate,  mothers to return after a worthwhile delivery experience,” MoH PS TS Professor Lackson Kasonka prods Zambian midwives By Saeed Simon Banda, Henry Chunza, Derrick Sinjela  and Ashton Kelly Bunda  Ministry of Health (MoH) Permanent Secretary for Technical Services (PS-TS) Professor Lackson Kasonka believes that  welcoming atmosphere by midwives will motivate,  mothers to return after a worthwhile first, second or third delivery experience. Speaking after presenting Christmas 🌲 Baby hampers on behalf of First Lady Mutinta Hichilema, at Chilenje Level 1 Hospital, Kabwata Constituency and Bauleni Clinic, Lusaka Central Constituency in Lusaka,  Professor Kasonka prodded Zambian midwives to always...

Hakainde Hichilema, The Christain Nation State and Capital Punishment

  By Malama Katulwende The President of Zambia, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, has removed from the statute books the defamation of the president and capital punishment laws. I thank him for decriminalizing defamation of the president, but the removal of capital punishment is a double edged sword – it is wrong and inconsistent with societal and biblical norms, as well as a mockery of justice. Let me demonstrate why this is the case. (1) Before we even begin to debate the issue of capital punishment, let us recall that capital punishment has existence in a social setting. There is a society...

“I am a brothers and sisters keeper,” UPND Kabwata MP Andrew Tayengwa assures Kamulanga Ward residents

    By Henry Chunza Saeed Simon Banda and Derrick Sinjela UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) Kabwata Constituency Member of Parliament (MP) Andrew Tayengwa says helping needy individuals and families is top priority during his first term as a parliamentarian. Speaking during a Saturday, 24th December, 2022 interaction with community members in Kamulanga Ward, south of Lusaka, Mr. Tayengwa implored Zambians to walk the talk as Citizens in a Christian Nation through ameliorating vulnerability beyond ones nuclear family. In an apparent reference to Zambia’s extended family values, Tayengwa reiterated that being born and bred in Kabwata Constituency, it is...

IMF and Investor Confidence – Dr. Lubinda Haabazoka

  …So why isn’t money flowing in and why is The Kwacha losing value even with “Papa and Mama IMF” on board? By Dr. Lubinda Haabazoka THIS article is not for political cadres but intellectuals that enjoy mature economic debate. The article is aimed at contributing to national economic development. I never forget especially heated economic discourse. Today I want to address the issue of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and investor confidence. The whole country (Zambia) knows that I have never supported IMF packages. Those that argue for packages say that with the IMF on board, investor confidence increases...

Stay Connected to DStv and the Ones you Love this Festive Season with Great Entertainment – – Plus a FREE Package Upgrade at no Extra Cost!

  By Derrick Sinjela, Henry Chunza and Saeed Simon Banda DStv is giving Zambian customers many more reasons to stay glued to their sofas this festive season. With an ever-expanding bouquet of the latest sport, movies, series, and reality shows available on multiple platforms, it’s never been easier to stay entertained. And to celebrate the upcoming festive season with a gift to customers, DStv is offering free package upgrades at no extra cost. From the Monday, 19th of December 2022 to Saturday, 31st of January 2023, DStv customers only have to keep their DStv subscriptions active and DStv will upgrade...

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